We just recently had a guild challenge using fabrics from Hoffman Fabrics line, Me+You.
It’s a line of bright saturated batiks. When I first head batik, I opted out. Then I saw them and opted back in! Be sure to check out the hashtag #meandyouandseamqg and you’ll understand why I opted back in! The line is a great line of fabrics, with prints and solids.
I had grand plans for this project…. But they didn’t pan out as planned…
As you probably know if you follow me on IG, I’m loving the Quilt Design A Day FB group. So for this project, I had planned on making one of my QDAD designs into a mini quilt/pillow.
I started with the circle using the reverse applique process that I used here. Looking pretty good, I thought. Feelin’ good about it!
Then I added little squares using the needle turn applique process. I looked at a few tutorials…. I was originally inspired by Carolyn Friedlander‘s book Savor Each Stitch. But I hated how it looked. I need more practice….
Then I tried teeny tiny reverse applique. Didn’t like that either… So I cut up the circle! And made some improv quarter circles….
Added some circular quilting….
And it ended up looking absolutely NOTHING like the original design! Nothing! But I like it!
I wasn’t able to make it to the show we had at Pacific Fabrics in Northgate, but we ended up with quite an impressive group of designs!